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Chief Fred Fletcher at the East Brainerd Council, Tuesday, May 26, 11:30 a.m. at the Car Barn. 

Ray Harlin, US Express, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, May 27, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Senator Bo Watson, at the Friends of Hixson Community Breakfast Meeting, Wednesday, May 27, 8 a.m. at Creeks Bend Golf Course, 5900 Hixson Pike. Breakfast buffet and coffee is $8 per person. Contact David Queen at 423-875-5338 or dqueen@qfsc.com.

Jimmy Lail with Raines Brothers Construction, Caitlin Moffatt, with Chattanooga State and Harry Hawkins with Thompson Engineering at the East Ridge Council.  Wednesday, May 27, 11:45 a.m. at East Ridge Community Center.  

Charlotte Williams, president of Women in the NAACP, on “Outstretched Hands and Open Hearts to Women and Children,” at WIN (Women in the NAACP) Meeting, Thursday, May 28, 6:30 p.m. at NAACP headquarters, 756 E. MLK Blvd., Whiteside Manor building (across from Live and Let Live barber shop).

Amy Pearson, Onpoint, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, May 29, noon-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.

Commissioner Marty Haynes, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, June 1, noon at Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Ste. E. Lunch buffet is $12.

Jerry Sterling speaks on CEC Strategy Planning -the Road Forward, at the Chattanooga Engineers Club.  Monday, June 1, noon at the Doubletree.

Charles Damman and Stan Evans, National Society Sons of the American Revolution, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, June 3, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

State Rep. Marc Gravitt, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, June 8, noon at Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Ste. E. Lunch buffet is $12.

Paul Apyan, MD, University Orthopedics, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, June 10, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Sheila Boyington, co-founder and president of Thinking Media, at Small Business Development Centers' CEO Series - Talk of the Town, Thursday, June 11, 8-9:30 a.m. at the Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 S. Broad St. Breakfast will be provided. Cost is $10 for pre-registration or $15 cash at the door. Register and pay online at www.tsbdc.org/chscc.

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, June 15, noon at Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Ste. E. Lunch buffet is $12.

Phil Jackson, CEO, Erlanger East, at Hamilton Place Rotary, Wednesday, June 17, noon-1 p.m. at Grace Works Church, 6445 Lee Hwy.

Eastdale Neighborhood Association, Monday June 22, 1314 Moss. Arrive at 5:45 p.m.

Zach Wamp, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, June 29, noon at Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Ste. E. Lunch buffet is $12.

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, at Downtown Kiwanis Club, Tuesday, June 30, noon at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St.p>

Jonathan Welch, School Board, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 13, noon at Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Ste. E. Lunch buffet is $12.

Mayor Jim Coppinger, at Pachyderm Club Of Hamilton County, Monday, July 20, noon at Republican Headquarters, 1428 Chestnut St., Ste. E. Lunch buffet is $12.


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The Erlanger Health System board on Thursday night approved a complete overhaul of the facility's outdated information technology system. It will come at a high cost - $97,354,433 for operating expense and $91,057,803 for capital expense over a 10-year period. However, Britt Tabor, finance director, said it would be even more costly to deal with the current Siemens system, ... (click for more)

Howard Band Director Returns To Job After Serving 7-Day Unpaid Suspension

The Howard School band director has been reinstated after serving a seven-day suspension without pay. County school officials said Dexter Bell admitted that he refused to meet with principal Zacery Brown as he was directed. He said he would not refuse to cooperate with the principal in the future. Some students and parents had protested after the band director was ... (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property - And Response

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Roy Exum: General Boykin Helps ‘Warriors’

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Harris Leaves Tyner For Administrative Job At Dalewood Middle

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Randy Smith: Giving With A Cheerful Heart

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